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Iconic church launches 400th anniversary celebrations

30 January 2020

An iconic Edinburgh church known around the world for Greyfriars Bobby, the loyal terrier who guarded his master's grave for 14 years, will mark its 400th anniversary this year with a series of special events.Greyfriars ...

Jane Haining

Growing wave of momentum for statue of Jane Haining

29 January 2020

Momentum is growing for a statue to be erected in honour of Scotland's heroine of the Holocaust.MSPs and MPs have said it would be an appropriate way to recognise the bravery and sacrifice of Jane ...

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CrossReach condemns attitudes to children in care

29 January 2020

Paul Gilroy, Head of Service (Children and Families) for the Church of Scotland's care arm, CrossReach, has written a blog post criticising the attitudes of some communities and local authorities to children in care, describing ...

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Tartan Pimpernel war hero minister goes home to Paris

24 January 2020

A war hero Church of Scotland minister is set to loudly condemn the Nazis from the pulpit once again.Rev Dr Donald Caskie's protestations against the rise of fascism 80 years ago will reverberate around the ...

Louise Purden

Delight as three friends ordained into ministry on same day

23 January 2020

Three friends who carved out successful careers in caring professions are today being ordained as Church of Scotland ministers. Dr Sonia Blakesley, a former GP, is being inducted into St Mark's Oldhall Parish Church in

Rev Brian Casey

Glasgow minister recognised for social justice work

22 January 2020

A Church of Scotland minister in Glasgow has been honoured for his commitment to social justice and improving people's lives.Rev Brian Casey of Springburn Parish Church has been recognised by the John White Little Star ...

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Kirk announces membership of new Forums

21 January 2020

The Church of Scotland has formally appointed conveners, vice conveners, interim heads and members of the two new Forums: Faith Nurture and Faith Impact. The formation of the two new Forums was approved by the

Rt Rev Colin Sinclair

Moderator urges people to "stand together"

20 January 2020

People need to "stand together" more than ever to tackle increasing division in society, the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has said. In an historic address within the House of

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins

17 January 2020

Beginning on Saturday 18 January, churches around the world will mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity over a period of eight days.The annual event, which first began in 1908, is designed to strengthen ...

Moodiesburn Parish Church

Praise the Lord - new expression of church officially launched

10 January 2020

A worshipping community in North Lanarkshire is being formally established as the Church of Scotland's newest congregation this weekend. It will become officially known as Moodiesburn Parish Church in an historic move described as a

A group of ladies in colourful outfits outside the St Rollox Church in Glasgow

Our top 10 stories from 2019

31 December 2019

This year has been a memorable one in the life of the Church of Scotland, with three reports accepted at this year's General Assembly that will radically reshape the Kirk at every level over the ...